Newfoundland and Labrador Stuttering Association
Address: 44 Torbay Road, Suite 100, St. John’s NL, A1A 2G4
|Tel: (709)753-7500 |
Fax: (709) 753-7599
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To provide support, friendship, and information to the stuttering community, instilling a sense of self-worth, which is often missing in the lives of people who stutter. The NLSA consists of a passionate team of volunteers who are dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children, adolescents, and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through advocacy and support.
Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:
- Stuttering Support Group
- 3rd Thursday of each month; open to people who stutter, their families, friends, and significant others.
- Run & Walk Awareness
- A Million Things I Need to Say’ 1k/5k Walk, Run, and Roll for Stuttering Awareness: Proceeds of this event go towards supporting NLSA initiatives such as a bursary program to subsidize treatment programs and equipment for people who stutter, public awareness campaigns, educational events, etc
- PWS Conference
- This one-day event is a chance to learn about stuttering, interact with people who stutter, and attend workshops and seminars about stuttering. The event features information about stuttering in school, the workplace and in family life, issues surrounding treatment, fluency, current research, mental health, common misconceptions, employment barriers, and more.
- Provide the general public with the most up-to-date information about stuttering.
- Support research into the causes and treatments of stuttering.
- Ensure that the VOICE of people who stutter is heard by influencing and advancing issues relevant to people who stutter at all political levels.
- Support speech-language pathologists and allied health professionals who work with those who stutter.
- Educate employers understanding of stuttering to help them refrain from making misconceptions and negative stereotyping about a person who stutters qualifications based on stuttering.
- Organize annual fundraising events to help in the treatment of stuttering.
- Organize an annual conference for people who stutter, their families, friends, and professionals.
- Organize monthly support groups that will provide a safe, empowering, and supportive environment for people who stutter and their families, friends and significant others where they can meet and learn from each other and realize that they are not alone.